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in syria on turkey is an economic one. >> reporter: political scientist kemal kirisci of istanbul's bogazici university says border provinces like hatay have been hardest hit. >> there was a very heavy truck transit traffic going through syria. a lot of turkish companies were doing business with the arab world beyond syria: jordan, egypt, the gulf states. by last summer, i mean this trade and businesses grinded to a halt. >> reporter: part of that lost trade: shopping in places like hatay's capital, antakya. syrians used to flock here by the busloads to buy everything from clothing to household wares of the variety and quality they couldn't get at home. but since civil war erupted in syria, that boom in business has evaporated. jewelry store owner zena buyukleya says her sales are down 50% >> ( translated ): when they came they would buy everything: gold and jewelry. and it's not only our business, everybody else's is going down here. >> reporter: the break with syria has also been felt in the sprawling city of gaziantep, a manufacturing powerhouse just 30 miles north of syria. ex
.k.k.-- is exacerbating a most sensitive issue in turkey, says kemal kirisci, a political scientist at bogazici university in istanbul. >> there is a feeling on the part of the public especially that the northeastern parts of syria that is heavily populated by kurds obtained a kind of de facto autonomy. it has led to the turkish public to believe that there is a threat emanating from this particular area. >> warner: one of the syrian areas taken over by the kurds: the city of kamishli, just across from its former half in turkey, nusaybin. millions of turkey's kurds have assimilated into turkish life, but not in southeastern enclaves like here in nusaybin. and the fact that kurds in syria are now in partial control of the city of kamishli just across the border stirs yearnings for similar liberties among kurds here. nusaybin is almost entirely kurdish. a kurdish language newspaper is sold openly, and the turkish papers feature news about the jailed leader of the p.k.k., abdullah ocalan. but many kurds told us they feel marginalized. >> we have no life. we are having a hard time here. we are kurds, and turk
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